Saturday, September 13, 2014

New technologies: Côte d’Ivoire has its tablet … – Le Nouvel Observateur

Abidjan, September 13, 2014 (AFP) – Ivory Coast came Friday to air digital pocket launching an educational tablet designed locally, has noted AFP Friday night at the presentation of the product.

Qelasy, has an 8 inch screen and a storage capacity of 16 GB, is thought of as a “digital schoolbag” enabling ” to learn anywhere, anytime, “said its inventor, the Ivorian N’Douffou Thierry, 36.

Two years of research in Côte d’Ivoire led to the realization of the project, same source.

Qelasy including French schools in Morocco, Ivory Coast and Chad have already been purchased by, is assembled in China and will cost 180,000 CFA francs (about 274 euros) in trade Has it learned from a spokesman Siregex, which distributes the tablet.

It “is an asset to our educational system,” praised the Ivorian Minister of Post and Information Technology Information, Bruno Koné, citing a “digital revolution” underway in the country.

The Department of Education and several state enterprises have committed to buy these local bars, as door Floor-.

The Ivory Coast joins the Congo, Cameroon, Nigeria and South Africa, where locally designed tablets are already on sale.


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